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John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

John Mark Rafacz is the editorial manager of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State.

Articles by John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown

On Center: Lewis and Pizzarelli Pay Tribute to Nat King Cole On Center: Lewis and Pizzarelli Pay Tribute to Nat King Cole
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
When pianist Ramsey Lewis returns to Penn State in October he’ll be celebrating the creations of a pianist-singer whose timeless music has touched generations. [Read More]
On Center: Lewis and guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli pay tribute to Nat King Cole On Center: Lewis and guitarist-singer John Pizzarelli pay tribute to Nat King Cole
4 weeks ago - Town and gown
Pianist Ramsey Lewis has appeared at Eisenhower Auditorium three times in the last quarter century. He’s performed in a duo with the great Billy Taylor, been backed by Penn State’s Essence of Joy choir, and shared billing with the legendary Dave Brubeck. When Lewis returns to the [Read More]
On Center: Shadowland On Center: Shadowland
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Life for a teenager is often awkward. In Shadowland, Pilobolus Dance Theater's newest production, it’s also surreal. Shadowland, coming to Penn State's Eisenhower Auditorium Oct. 18, incorporates multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes to create a performance that merges projected [Read More]
On Center: Shadowland On Center: Shadowland
9 weeks ago - Town and gown
Life for a teenager is often awkward. In Shadowland, Pilobolus Dance Theater’s newest production, it’s also surreal. Created by Pilobolus dancers and directors in collaboration with Steven Banks, lead writer for the animated TV series SpongeBob SquarePants, Shadowland is an imaginative [Read More]
On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon
11 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State 2016-17 season begins with a set of café doors swinging open on an exhilarating evening in the mythical Wild West. Cirque Éloize (Cirkopolis, iD, Rain) rustles up a mix of theater, music, acrobatics, and emotion in its new production, Saloon. [Read More]
On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon On Center: Cirque Éloize's Saloon
13 weeks ago - Town and gown
The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State 2016-17 season begins with a set of café doors swinging open on an exhilarating evening in the mythical Wild West. Cirque Éloize (Cirkopolis, iD, Rain) rustles up a mix of theater, music, acrobatics, and emotion in its new production, [Read More]
On Center: Classical Music Project On Center: Classical Music Project
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
The sixth season of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Classical Music Project features six ensembles, including performances by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s J.S. Bach: The Circle [Read More]
On Center: Classical Music Project On Center: Classical Music Project
18 weeks ago - Town and gown
The sixth season of the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State’s Classical Music Project features six ensembles, including performances by Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra with Chopin International Piano Competition winner Seong-Jin Cho and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s J.S. Bach: [Read More]
On Center: Maria Schneider On Center: Maria Schneider
21 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - John Mark Rafacz, Town&Gown
Maria Schneider, who NPR describes as “a national treasure,” calls her own shots. That and her immeasurable talent have helped her and the orchestra she guides to earn five Grammy Awards in three genres, 12 Grammy nominations, and the acclaim of critics and music lovers. She performs April 18 at [Read More]
On Center: Maria Schneider On Center: Maria Schneider
22 weeks ago - Town and gown
Maria Schneider, who NPR describes as “a national treasure,” calls her own shots. That and her immeasurable talent have helped her and the orchestra she guides to earn five Grammy Awards in three genres (jazz, classical, and rock), 12 Grammy nominations, and the acclaim of critics and [Read More]
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